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Articles from the September 14, 2022 edition


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  • Judy Ann (Kingbird) French

    Sep 14, 2022

    Judy Ann (Kingbird) French June 13, 1947 ~ September 11, 2022 (age 75) Judy Ann French, Ma-iingan, meaning Wolf, age 75, of Ponemah, MN and the Eagle Clan journeyed to the spirit world from Neilson Place Nursing Home in Bemidji, MN on Sunday, September 11, 2022. She was born June 13th, 1947, in Red Lake Hospital, the daughter of the late Fred Kingbird, Sr. and the late Sarah (Horton) Kingbird. Judy was a caring, kind, and loving, fun lady who knew how to make everyone laugh. She enjoyed playing...

  • Roberta "Robin" Alice Fairbanks

    Sep 14, 2022

    Roberta "Robin" Alice Fairbanks May 25, 1948 - September 10, 2022 Roberta "Robin" Alice Fairbanks,74, of Cass Lake, MN died Saturday, September 10, 2022 at her home. Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the Ball Club Community Center in Ball Club, MN with Pastor Kenneth Fairbanks officiating. Visitation will be from Noon to 6 pm. The Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji assisted the family....

  • Report flags three Minnesota members of Congress for stock trading conflicts

    Sep 14, 2022

    Minnesota's Democratic U.S. Reps. Dean Phillips and Angie Craig and U.S. Sen. Tina Smith reported financial trades for themselves or involving family members over the past few years in companies that intersected with their congressional committees. The New York Times analyzed Congress members' financial filings between 2019 and 2021 and found 97 current members "bought or sold stock, bonds or other financial assets that intersected with their congressional work or reported similar transactions...

  • Judge rules Hubbard County can't blockade protest camp near Enbridge Line 3 pipeline

    Sep 14, 2022

    Protesters in Hubbard County were using a private driveway - not a county trail - to gather in opposition to the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline last year, a judge has ruled, concluding that the county was wrong to block their way. In an order issued Tuesday, Hubbard County District Judge Jana Austad barred county officials from interfering with people coming and going from the Giniw Collective's Line 3 Camp Namewag near Menahga. The 1,100-mile pipeline, which went into service in October...

  • Nurses' strike over future of hospital care impacts patients in Twin Cities, Duluth

    Sep 14, 2022

    Nursing care for Loren Avalos and her newborn changed at 7 a.m. Monday, when regular nurses at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park walked off their jobs in a three-day strike over pay and staffing levels. Only two replacement nurses took over care of fragile infants in the hospital's special care nursery, where there had been four. Loren's husband, Edwin, said the nurses seemed proficient but needed prompts for things the regulars had provided intuitively - like warmed-up bottles for feedings...

  • Federal committee on maternal mortality held at Mystic Lake this week

    Sep 14, 2022

    One Indigenous doctor told of losing a friend during her third trimester of pregnancy. An Indigenous state health director pointed out that improving maternal health systems for Native people could help others, too - just like building requirements designed to accommodate wheelchairs also help parents pushing strollers. For the first time, a federal committee tackling the problem of infant mortality and mothers dying of childbirth complications met on tribal land in Prior Lake on Tuesday to...

  • US: Russia spent $300M to covertly influence world politics

    Sep 14, 2022

    WASHINGTON - Russia has covertly spent more than $300 million since 2014 to try to influence politicians and other officials in more than two dozen countries, the State Department alleges in a newly released cable. The cable released Tuesday cites a new intelligence assessment of Russia's global covert efforts to support policies and parties sympathetic to Moscow. The cable does not name specific Russian targets but says the U.S. is providing classified information to select individual...

  • South Dakota Settles with Tribal Nations in Voting Rights Lawsuit

    Sep 14, 2022

    South Dakota voters will benefit from a court settlement reached between state officials and two tribal nations that resolves a lawsuit challenging the state's numerous violations of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The NVRA was passed in 1993 with a number of goals, including "to establish procedures that will increase the number of eligible citizens who register to vote in elections for Federal office." In August 2021, The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Lakota People's...

  • Office of Management and Budget Names Elizabeth Carr First Ever Tribal Policy Advisor

    Sep 14, 2022

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which develops and executes the president's budget, announced it has appointed Elizabeth Carr (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) to the new permanent Tribal Policy Advisor position. The position was created to advocate for the needs of Indian Country and ensure the office meets priorities for Indigenous communities. Carr is the former senior advisor to the director of the Indian Health Service. She previoulsy worked as senior Native affairs...

  • National Congress of American Indians returns to tradition with announcement of new executive

    Sep 14, 2022

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The largest inter-tribal advocacy organization in the United States is forging ahead with a new executive as tribes continue to confront challenges to their sovereignty. Larry Wright Jr., a former chairman of the Ponca Tribe, is now serving as the Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians. His position was announced by the organization on Monday. "NCAI is excited to welcome and congratulate Larry Wright, Jr. in his new role within the organization,"...

  • Native America Calling: Alternatives to conventional loans

    Sep 14, 2022

    Native borrowers have a number of choices beyond the bank loan to finance big items like homes and starting a business. Tuesday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce looks at who’s eligible for various alternative financing options and whether they’re appropriate for your next major endeavor. https://www.indianz.com/News/2022/09/13/native-america-calling-alternatives-to-conventional-loans/...

  • 100 years after compact, Colorado River nearing crisis point

    Sep 14, 2022

    DENVER — The intensifying crisis facing the Colorado River amounts to what is fundamentally a math problem. The 40 million people who depend on the river to fill up a glass of water at the dinner table or wash their clothes or grow food across millions of acres use significantly more each year than actually flows through the banks of the Colorado. In fact, first sliced up 100 years ago in a document known as the Colorado River Compact, the calculation of who gets what amount of that water may never have been balanced. http...

  • Indigenous Leaders Respond to Interior Department Removal of "Sq___" from Federal Use

    Sep 14, 2022

    WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior last week announced the final replacement names for nearly 650 geographic features featuring the word sq___. A final vote from the Board on Geographic Names completed historic efforts to remove a term from federal use that has historically been used as an offensive ethnic, racial and sexist slur, particularly for Indigenous women. Here's what Indigenous leaders from across the country are saying: Bobbi Webster, Oneida Nation: “Almost every young woman growing up on a reservation going into a...

  • Interior Department Issues Guidance to Strengthen Tribal Co-Stewardship of Public Lands and Waters

    Sep 14, 2022

    WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today released new guidance to improve federal stewardship of public lands, waters and wildlife by strengthening the role of Tribal governments in federal land management. New guidance from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) outlines how each bureau will facilitate and support agreements with Tribes to collaborate in the co-stewardship of federal lands and waters. “From wildfire prevention to managing drought and famine, our...

  • National Park Service issues new policy guidance to strengthen Tribal co-stewardship of national park lands and waters

    Sep 14, 2022

    WASHINGTON - The National Park Service (NPS) today released new guidance to improve federal stewardship of national park lands and waters by strengthening the role of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, Alaska Natives entities, and the Native Hawaiian Community in federal land management. The new co-stewardship policy provides a stronger framework – beyond traditional consultation – to help park managers facilitate and support working relationships with Tribes. “All national parks are located on Indigenous ancestral lands and this...

  • New "Gaining Ground" report identifies Native American goals for 2023 Farm Bill

    Sep 14, 2022

    PRIOR LAKE, Minn. – The Native Farm Bill Coalition has released Gaining Ground: A Report on the 2018 Farm Bill Successes for Indian Country and Opportunities for 2023 to set the stage for Native American advocacy on the 2023 Farm Bill. The report argues for significant progress to be made in strengthening tribal sovereignty, food security and rural infrastructure. Indian Country is a leading force in American agriculture, with more than 80,000 individual Native producers contributing $3.5 billion to the U.S. economy. Additionally, many...

  • Annual Labor Day Pow Wow held in Ponemah - Saturday Night Session - P7

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Sep 14, 2022

    Annual Labor Day Pow Wow held in Ponemah Obashiing Labor Day Princess Jasinda Kingbird Obashiing Labor Day Brave Kordae kingbird Ponemah Parade Winners: Kiddie 1st - Ymanni Burris - $200 2nd - Waylen Johnson Cloud - $150 3rd - Cataleya Burris 4th - Olivianna Zamora & Judy Honorable Mentions Devin Johnson Coburn Johnson Miranda Zamora Braxton Zamora Orrin Spears Jr/ James May Miles Sumner Oliver & Arthur Tessendorf Dakarai Burris Amira Beaulieu Amara Beaulieu Bryanna Beauieu Charlotte...

  • Annual Labor Day Pow Wow held in Ponemah - Friday Night Session - P7

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Sep 14, 2022

    Annual Labor Day Pow Wow held in Ponemah Obashiing Labor Day Princess Jasinda Kingbird Obashiing Labor Day Brave Kordae kingbird Ponemah Parade Winners: Kiddie 1st - Ymanni Burris - $200 2nd - Waylen Johnson Cloud - $150 3rd - Cataleya Burris 4th - Olivianna Zamora & Judy Honorable Mentions Devin Johnson Coburn Johnson Miranda Zamora Braxton Zamora Orrin Spears Jr/ James May Miles Sumner Oliver & Arthur Tessendorf Dakarai Burris Amira Beaulieu Amara Beaulieu Bryanna Beauieu Charlotte...

  • Ground Blessing Ceremony for New Ponemah Pow Wow Grounds held in Ponemah - P8

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Sep 14, 2022

    A Ground Blessing Ceremony for the New Ponemah Pow Wow Grounds was held in Ponemah on Thursday, September 1, 2022, one day before the start of their Annual Labor Day Celebration....

  • Warriors Football Team lose home opener to New York Mills - P8

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Sep 14, 2022

    The Red Lake Warriors Football Team lost their home opener to New York Mills on Thursday, September 1, 2022, playing under the lights once again after many years of earlier games. Red Lake will travel to Red Lake County Central on September 9, Bagley on September 16 and be back at home hosting Wadena at 5:30 PM....

  • Red Lake Nation Fair 2022: Saturday Afternoon Pow Wow - P17

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Sep 14, 2022

    Red Lake Nation Fair 2022: Saturday Afternoon Pow Wow New 2022-2023 Red Lake Royality Red Lake Nation Princess: Shai Donnell Red Lake Nation Junior Princess: Marzia Kingbird Red Lake Nation Senior Brave: Martrez Kirkie Red Lake Nation Junior Brave: Biidwe Kingbird Horseshoe Tournament winners Girls 1st Place Ceangela Pemberton 2nd Georgia Sayers 3rd Oliviahna Boys 1st Place Billy Jack Schoenborn Jr. 2nd Austin Perkins 3rd Dave Dudley Jr. Women's 1st Place Raven Roberts 2nd Dell Perkins 3rd...

  • Red Lake Nation Fair 2022: Saturday Afternoon Parade - P17

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Sep 14, 2022

    Red Lake Nation Fair 2022: Saturday Afternoon Pow Wow New 2022-2023 Red Lake Royality Red Lake Nation Princess: Shai Donnell Red Lake Nation Junior Princess: Marzia Kingbird Red Lake Nation Senior Brave: Martrez Kirkie Red Lake Nation Junior Brave: Biidwe Kingbird Horseshoe Tournament winners Girls 1st Place Ceangela Pemberton 2nd Georgia Sayers 3rd Oliviahna Boys 1st Place Billy Jack Schoenborn Jr. 2nd Austin Perkins 3rd Dave Dudley Jr. Women's 1st Place Raven Roberts 2nd Dell Perkins 3rd...

  • Red Lake Nation Fair 2022: Friday Night Pow Wow - P17

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Sep 14, 2022

    Red Lake Nation Fair 2022: Saturday Afternoon Pow Wow New 2022-2023 Red Lake Royality Red Lake Nation Princess: Shai Donnell Red Lake Nation Junior Princess: Marzia Kingbird Red Lake Nation Senior Brave: Martrez Kirkie Red Lake Nation Junior Brave: Biidwe Kingbird Horseshoe Tournament winners Girls 1st Place Ceangela Pemberton 2nd Georgia Sayers 3rd Oliviahna Boys 1st Place Billy Jack Schoenborn Jr. 2nd Austin Perkins 3rd Dave Dudley Jr. Women's 1st Place Raven Roberts 2nd Dell Perkins 3rd...

  • Red Lake Conservation Law Enforcement, Police Department and DNR host Cops & Bobbers - P18

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Sep 14, 2022

    The Red Lake Conservation Law Enforcement, Police Department and DNR hosted "Cops & Bobbers" on Thursday, August18, 2022 at Fuller's Lake in Red Lake....

  • Red Lake Celebrates Independence Day: Thursday Afternoon Pow Wow - P42

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Sep 14, 2022

    Red Lake Celebrates Independence Day: Thursday Afternoon Pow Wow Red Lake Independence Day Celebration Singing Contest 1st Midnite Express, 2nd Ptown, 3rd NDN Creek, 4th Ho-Chunk Station, 5th Young Kingbird Moccasin Tournament 1st place Red Lake Independence Day Moccasin Tournament Champs, Gary Proudchief and Deon Pierre 2nd place Red Lake Independence Day Moccasin Tournament, Charles Grolla, Phil Grolla and Christopher Michael Kangas 3rd place Red Lake Independence Day Moccasin Tournament,...

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